July 16th Round-Up

Two Texas players under investigation for agent involvement.

Penalties could be on the way for two Texas Longhorns football players who accepted a free meal from an agent.

The NCAA is being closed lip on the whole thing, so who the two players are is anyone's guess. UT self reported the violation in June. Any punishment would be fairly insignificant, pay back the value of the meal, maybe a one game suspension. Still a story to keep an eye one. You know, because what else are we gonna do in July?

There's more behind the Statesman's paywall. We're cheap. Deal with it.

Prime Prep closes down.

The Bud is shocked at the TEA's closure of Prime Prep Academy. That's sarcasm folks. It's been a charlie foxtrot since its inception. Prime has gone to the mattresses and blamed his business partner for Prime Prep's issues.

The state says the charter school failed to satisfy the accepted standards of fiscal management and didn't comply with the education code.  Bummer.

According to the TEA, part of the problem was a failure to maintain records involving the meal program at Prime. The state also seeks $45,000 in reimbursement. Sanders handled the allegations with his usual grace and style. "We talking about $45,000. I give you that right now. Let's get rid of this."

Seems reasonable.

Your Southland TV schedule.

The Southland, along with ESPN, FSN, and the SEC network have announced the TV games for the Southland. The Round-up schools are here.

The Southland Conference Television Network

Sat., Sept. 20 UIW at Abilene Christian 3 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 11 McNeese State at Sam Houston State 3 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18 Sam Houston State at Northwestern State 3 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 8 Lamar at Central Arkansas 3 p.m.

ESPN3 – Southland Conference Exclusive

Sat., Oct. 4 Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin 6 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 11 UIW at Northwestern State 6 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18 Abilene Christian at McNeese State 6 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 Nicholls at Houston Baptist 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 Houston Baptist at Lamar 6 p.m.


Sat., Aug. 23 Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington 2:30 p.m.


Sat., Aug. 27 Abilene Christian at Georgia State 6 p.m.


Sat., Sept. 13 UIW at North Dakota State 2:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 Abilene Christian at Troy 6 p.m. 

SEC Network

Sat., Sept. 6 Lamar at Texas A&M 6:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 6 Sam Houston State at LSU 7 p.m.

ACU hires two assistants.

ACU head football coach Ken Collums announced Monday that he has hired two new full-time coaches to replace departing staff members. Collums has hired former Tarleton State offensive coordinator Scott Carey to the Wildcats' new offensive line coach, and he's also hired former Arkansas volunteer assistant coach Cody Moore to be the Wildcats' new defensive line coach.

Collums also announced that 2013 quarterback John David Baker will be a GA in 2014.

"I'm very pleased we were able to add two coaches of this caliber to our football staff," Collums said. "Scott and Cody fit exactly what we want from our coaches. They have both the experience and the heart we want in our coaches."

Nigel Bethel II cleared by the grand jury.

Remember when Tech dismissed Nigel Bethel II due to his involvement in a incident at a pickup basketball game? Of course you do. Bethel was alleged to have struck a female basketball player in the face. 

A Lubbock Grand Jury no billed his case, he's now back home in Miami trying to figure out his next move.

Let this be a lesson to you kids, we all want to rush to judgement and suspend players, kick them off the team, sometimes it's best to let things play out a bit.

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